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MR Technologies

We are developing new methods and technologies aiming at advancing the frontiers of medical imaging in general and MRI in particular. Our areas of competence range from gradient, RF curcuits and MR system design to the most general MR pulse sequence methodology. We are also active in bringing different modalities in a close contact and developing hybrid imaging approaches and systems. A particular focus of our research lies in MR fast imaging. Our projects are conducted in close collaboration with leading MRI system manufacturers as Siemens Healthcare and Bruker BioSpin GmbH.

For more information on our current projects follow the links:


Cao X, Fischer E, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Direct matching methods for coils and preamplifiers in MRI. J Magn Reson. 2018 May;290:85-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jmr.2018.03.009. Epub 2018 Mar 16. PubMed PMID: 29597135.

Keerthi Sravan R, Potdar S, Poojar P, Reddy AK, Kroboth S, Nielsen JF, Zaitsev M, Venkatesan R, Geethanath S. Pulseq-Graphical Programming Interface: Open source visual environment for prototyping pulse sequences and integrated magnetic resonance imaging algorithm development. Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 Mar 11. pii: S0730-725X(18)30033-X. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2018.03.008. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29540330.

Kroboth S, Layton KJ, Jia F, Littin S, Yu H, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Optimization of Coil Element Configurations for a Matrix Gradient Coil. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2018 Jan;37(1):284-292. doi: 10.1109/TMI.2017.2743463. Epub 2017 Aug 23. PubMed PMID: 28841554.


Jia F, Littin S, Layton KJ, Kroboth S, Yu H, Zaitsev M. Design of a shielded coil element of a matrix gradient coil. J Magn Reson. 2017 Aug;281:217-228. doi: 10.1016/j.jmr.2017.06.006. Epub 2017 Jun 9. PubMed PMID: 28628908.

Littin S, Jia F, Layton KJ, Kroboth S, Yu H, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Development and implementation of an 84-channel matrix gradient coil. Magn Reson Med. 2018 Feb;79(2):1181-1191. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26700. Epub 2017 Apr 25. PubMed PMID: 28444778.

Lange T, Knowles BR, Herbst M, Izadpanah K, Zaitsev M. Comparative T(2) and T(1ρ) mapping of patellofemoral cartilage under in situ mechanical loading with prospective motion correction. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Aug;46(2):452-460. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25574. Epub 2017 Feb 3. PubMed PMID: 28160369.



Herbst M, Poser BA, Singh A, Deng W, Knowles B, Zaitsev M, Stenger VA, Ernst T. Motion correction for diffusion weighted SMS imaging. Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 May;38:33-38. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2016.12.013. Epub 2016 Dec 15. PubMed PMID: 27988191; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5360491.

Burdumy M, Traser L, Burk F, Richter B, Echternach M, Korvink JG, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. One-second MRI of a three-dimensional vocal tract to measure dynamic articulator modifications. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Jul;46(1):94-101. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25561. Epub 2016 Dec 9. PubMed PMID: 27943448.

Zaitsev M, Akin B, LeVan P, Knowles BR. Prospective motion correction in functional MRI. Neuroimage. 2017 Jul 1;154:33-42. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.11.014. Epub 2016 Nov 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 27845256; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5427003.

Cao X, Fischer E, Gruschke O, Korvink JG, Hennig J, Maunder AM, De Zanche N, Zaitsev M. The noise factor of receiver coil matching networks in MRI. Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Apr;37:252-259. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2016.10.032. Epub 2016 Nov 2. PubMed PMID: 27816746.

Körbl K, Jacobs J, Herbst M, Zaitsev M, Schulze-Bonhage A, Hennig J, LeVan P. Marker-based ballistocardiographic artifact correction improves spike identification in EEG-fMRI of focal epilepsy patients. Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Aug;127(8):2802-11. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2016.05.361. Epub 2016 Jun 8. PubMed PMID: 27417056.

Ramb R, Mader I, Jung B, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. High resolution CBV assessment with PEAK-EPI: k-t-undersampling and reconstruction in echo planar imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2017 Jun;77(6):2153-2166. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26298. Epub 2016 Jun 25. PubMed PMID: 27343201.

Layton KJ, Kroboth S, Jia F, Littin S, Yu H, Leupold J, Nielsen JF, Stöcker T, Zaitsev M. Pulseq: A rapid and hardware-independent pulse sequence prototyping framework. Magn Reson Med. 2017 Apr;77(4):1544-1552. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26235. Epub 2016 Jun 7. PubMed PMID: 27271292.

Cao X, Fischer E, Korvink JG, Gruschke O, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Design of a 3T preamplifier which stability is insensitive to coil loading. J Magn Reson. 2016 Apr;265:215-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jmr.2016.02.012. Epub 2016 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 26962980.



Jia F, Schultz G, Testud F, Welz AM, Weber H, Littin S, Yu H, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Performance evaluation of matrix gradient coils. MAGMA. 2016 Feb;29(1):59-73. doi: 10.1007/s10334-015-0519-y. Epub 2015 Dec 14. PubMed PMID: 26667966.

Layton KJ, Kroboth S, Jia F, Littin S, Yu H, Zaitsev M. Trajectory optimization based on the signal-to-noise ratio for spatial encoding with nonlinear encoding fields. Magn Reson Med. 2016 Jul;76(1):104-17. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25859. Epub 2015 Aug 4. PubMed PMID: 26243290.

Stucht D, Danishad KA, Schulze P, Godenschweger F, Zaitsev M, Speck O. Highest Resolution In Vivo Human Brain MRI Using Prospective Motion Correction. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 30;10(7):e0133921. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133921. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26226146; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4520483.

Singh A, Zahneisen B, Keating B, Herbst M, Chang L, Zaitsev M, Ernst T. Optical tracking with two markers for robust prospective motion correction for brain imaging. MAGMA. 2015 Dec;28(6):523-34. doi: 10.1007/s10334-015-0493-4. Epub 2015 Jun 30. PubMed PMID: 26121941; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5259555.

Callaghan MF, Josephs O, Herbst M, Zaitsev M, Todd N, Weiskopf N. An evaluation of prospective motion correction (PMC) for high resolution quantitative MRI. Front Neurosci. 2015 Mar 25;9:97. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2015.00097. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 25859178; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4373264.

Babayeva M, Kober T, Knowles B, Herbst M, Meuli R, Zaitsev M, Krueger G. Accuracy and Precision of Head Motion Information in Multi-Channel Free Induction Decay Navigators for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2015 Sep;34(9):1879-89. doi: 10.1109/TMI.2015.2413211. Epub 2015 Mar 13. PubMed PMID: 25781624.

Pannetier NA, Stavrinos T, Ng P, Herbst M, Zaitsev M, Young K, Matson G, Schuff N. Quantitative framework for prospective motion correction evaluation. Magn Reson Med. 2016 Feb;75(2):810-6. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25580. Epub 2015 Mar 11. PubMed PMID: 25761550; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4567538.

Li G, Hennig J, Raithel E, Büchert M, Paul D, Korvink JG, Zaitsev M. An L1-norm phase constraint for half-Fourier compressed sensing in 3D MR imaging. MAGMA. 2015 Oct;28(5):459-72. doi: 10.1007/s10334-015-0482-7. Epub 2015 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 25712732.

Littin S, Gallichan D, Welz AM, Jia F, Dewdney A, Weber H, Schultz G, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Monoplanar gradient system for imaging with nonlinear gradients. MAGMA. 2015 Oct;28(5):447-57. doi: 10.1007/s10334-015-0481-8. Epub 2015 Feb 17. PubMed PMID: 25684133.

Burdumy M, Traser L, Richter B, Echternach M, Korvink JG, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Acceleration of MRI of the vocal tract provides additional insight into articulator modifications. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Oct;42(4):925-35. doi: 10.1002/jmri.24857. Epub 2015 Feb 3. PubMed PMID: 25647755.

Zaitsev M, Maclaren J, Herbst M. Motion artifacts in MRI: A complex problem with many partial solutions. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Oct;42(4):887-901. doi: 10.1002/jmri.24850. Epub 2015 Jan 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 25630632; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4517972.

Li G, Hennig J, Raithel E, Büchert M, Paul D, Korvink JG, Zaitsev M. Incorporation of image data from a previous examination in 3D serial MR imaging. MAGMA. 2015 Oct;28(5):413-25. doi: 10.1007/s10334-014-0478-8. Epub 2015 Jan 9. PubMed PMID: 25572444.


Herbst M, Zahneisen B, Knowles B, Zaitsev M, Ernst T. Prospective motion correction of segmented diffusion weighted EPI. Magn Reson Med. 2015 Dec;74(6):1675-81. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25547. Epub 2014 Dec 1. PubMed PMID: 25446934; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4451442.

Li G, Zaitsev M, Büchert M, Raithel E, Paul D, Korvink JG, Hennig J. Improving the robustness of 3D turbo spin echo imaging to involuntary motion. MAGMA. 2015 Aug;28(4):329-45. doi: 10.1007/s10334-014-0471-2. Epub 2014 Nov 20. PubMed PMID: 25408109.

Gumus K, Keating B, White N, Andrews-Shigaki B, Armstrong B, Maclaren J, Zaitsev M, Dale A, Ernst T. Comparison of optical and MR-based tracking. Magn Reson Med. 2015 Sep;74(3):894-902. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25472. Epub 2014 Sep 24. PubMed PMID: 25257096; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4372516.

Ramb R, Binter C, Schultz G, Assländer J, Breuer F, Zaitsev M, Kozerke S, Jung B. A g-factor metric for k-t-GRAPPA- and PEAK-GRAPPA-based parallel imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Jul 18. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25386. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25043689.

Schultz G, Gallichan D, Weber H, Witschey WR, Honal M, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Image reconstruction in k-space from MR data encoded with ambiguous gradient fields. Magn Reson Med. 2015 Feb;73(2):857-64. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25152. Epub 2014 Apr 28. PubMed PMID: 24777559; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4617561.

Zaitsev M, Schultz G, Hennig J, Gruetter R, Gallichan D. Parallel imaging with phase scrambling. Magn Reson Med. 2015 Apr;73(4):1407-19. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25252. Epub 2014 Apr 18. PubMed PMID: 24753087.

Wapler MC, Leupold J, Dragonu I, von Elverfeld D, Zaitsev M, Wallrabe U. Magnetic properties of materials for MR engineering, micro-MR and beyond. J Magn Reson. 2014 May;242:233-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jmr.2014.02.005. Epub 2014 Mar 15. PubMed PMID: 24705364.

Testud F, Gallichan D, Layton KJ, Barmet C, Welz AM, Dewdney A, Cocosco CA, Pruessmann KP, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Single-shot imaging with higher-dimensional encoding using magnetic field monitoring and concomitant field correction. Magn Reson Med. 2015 Mar;73(3):1340-57. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25235. Epub 2014 Mar 31. PubMed PMID: 24687529.


Schultz G, Gallichan D, Reisert M, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. MR image reconstruction from generalized projections. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Aug;72(2):546-57. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24928. Epub 2013 Nov 11. PubMed PMID: 24408880.

Weber H, Haas M, Kokorin D, Gallichan D, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Local shape adaptation for curved slice selection. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Jul;72(1):112-23. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24906. Epub 2013 Sep 4. PubMed PMID: 24006118.

Schulz J, Siegert T, Bazin PL, Maclaren J, Herbst M, Zaitsev M, Turner R. Prospective slice-by-slice motion correction reduces false positive activations in fMRI with task-correlated motion. Neuroimage. 2014 Jan 1;84:124-32. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.08.006. Epub 2013 Aug 15. PubMed PMID: 23954484.

Gumus K, Keating B, Poser BA, Armstrong B, Chang L, Maclaren J, Prieto T, Speck O, Zaitsev M, Ernst T. Prevention of motion-induced signal loss in diffusion-weighted echo-planar imaging by dynamic restoration of gradient moments. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Jun;71(6):2006-13. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24857. Epub 2013 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 23821373; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4420624.

Zahneisen B, Lovell-Smith C, Herbst M, Zaitsev M, Speck O, Armstrong B, Ernst T. Fast noniterative calibration of an external motion tracking device. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Apr;71(4):1489-500. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24806. Epub 2013 Jun 20. PubMed PMID: 23788117; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3855221.

Weber H, Schultz G, Gallichan D, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Local field of view imaging for alias-free undersampling with nonlinear spatial encoding magnetic fields. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Mar;71(3):1002-14. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24754. PubMed PMID: 23649975.

LeVan P, Maclaren J, Herbst M, Sostheim R, Zaitsev M, Hennig J. Ballistocardiographic artifact removal from simultaneous EEG-fMRI using an optical motion-tracking system. Neuroimage. 2013 Jul 15;75:1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.02.039. Epub 2013 Mar 1. PubMed PMID: 23466939.

Budde J, Shajan G, Zaitsev M, Scheffler K, Pohmann R. Functional MRI in human subjects with gradient-echo and spin-echo EPI at 9.4 T. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Jan;71(1):209-18. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24656. Epub 2013 Feb 27. PubMed PMID: 23447097.

Buchenau S, Haas M, Splitthoff DN, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Iterative separation of transmit and receive phase contributions and B1(+)-based estimation of the specific absorption rate for transmit arrays. MAGMA. 2013 Oct;26(5):463-76. doi: 10.1007/s10334-013-0367-6. Epub 2013 Feb 27. PubMed PMID: 23443882.

Lange T, Maclaren J, Herbst M, Lovell-Smith C, Izadpanah K, Zaitsev M. Knee cartilage MRI with in situ mechanical loading using prospective motion correction. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Feb;71(2):516-23. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24679. PubMed PMID: 23440894; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3674146.

Herbst M, Maclaren J, Lovell-Smith C, Sostheim R, Egger K, Harloff A, Korvink J, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Reproduction of motion artifacts for performance analysis of prospective motion correction in MRI. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Jan;71(1):182-90. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24645. Epub 2013 Feb 25. PubMed PMID: 23440737; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3674114.

Witschey WR, Littin S, Cocosco CA, Gallichan D, Schultz G, Weber H, Welz A, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Stages: sub-Fourier dynamic shim updating using nonlinear magnetic field phase preparation. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Jan;71(1):57-66. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24625. Epub 2013 Feb 25. PubMed PMID: 23440677; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4026038.


Haas M, Ullmann P, Schneider JT, Post H, Ruhm W, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. PexLoc-Parallel excitation using local encoding magnetic fields with nonlinear and nonbijective spatial profiles. Magn Reson Med. 2013 Nov;70(5):1220-8. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24559. Epub 2012 Nov 30. PubMed PMID: 23203228.

Maclaren J, Armstrong BS, Barrows RT, Danishad KA, Ernst T, Foster CL, Gumus K, Herbst M, Kadashevich IY, Kusik TP, Li Q, Lovell-Smith C, Prieto T, Schulze P, Speck O, Stucht D, Zaitsev M. Measurement and correction of microscopic head motion during magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e48088. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048088. Epub 2012 Nov 7. PubMed PMID: 23144848; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3492340.

Layton KJ, Gallichan D, Testud F, Cocosco CA, Welz AM, Barmet C, Pruessmann KP, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Single shot trajectory design for region-specific imaging using linear and nonlinear magnetic encoding fields. Magn Reson Med. 2013 Sep;70(3):684-96. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24494. Epub 2012 Oct 5. PubMed PMID: 23042707.

Knoll F, Schultz G, Bredies K, Gallichan D, Zaitsev M, Hennig J, Stollberger R. Reconstruction of undersampled radial PatLoc imaging using total generalized variation. Magn Reson Med. 2013 Jul;70(1):40-52. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24426. Epub 2012 Jul 30. PubMed PMID: 22847824; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4878715.

Dragonu I, Lange T, Baxan N, Snyder J, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Accelerated point spread function mapping using signal modeling for accurate echo-planar imaging geometric distortion correction. Magn Reson Med. 2013 Jun;69(6):1650-6. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24396. Epub 2012 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 22807105.

Weber H, Gallichan D, Schultz G, Cocosco CA, Littin S, Reichardt W, Welz A, Witschey W, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Excitation and geometrically matched local encoding of curved slices. Magn Reson Med. 2013 May;69(5):1317-25. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24364. Epub 2012 Jun 18. PubMed PMID: 22711656.

Schulz J, Siegert T, Reimer E, Labadie C, Maclaren J, Herbst M, Zaitsev M, Turner R. An embedded optical tracking system for motion-corrected magnetic resonance imaging at 7T. MAGMA. 2012 Dec;25(6):443-53. doi: 10.1007/s10334-012-0320-0. Epub 2012 Jun 13. PubMed PMID: 22695771.

Maclaren J, Herbst M, Speck O, Zaitsev M. Prospective motion correction in brain imaging: a review. Magn Reson Med. 2013 Mar 1;69(3):621-36. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24314. Epub 2012 May 8. Review. PubMed PMID: 22570274.

Gallichan D, Cocosco CA, Schultz G, Weber H, Welz AM, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Practical considerations for in vivo MRI with higher dimensional spatial encoding. MAGMA. 2012 Dec;25(6):419-31. doi: 10.1007/s10334-012-0314-y. Epub 2012 Apr 7. PubMed PMID: 22484820.

Posse S, Ackley E, Mutihac R, Rick J, Shane M, Murray-Krezan C, Zaitsev M, Speck O. Enhancement of temporal resolution and BOLD sensitivity in real-time fMRI using multi-slab echo-volumar imaging. Neuroimage. 2012 May 15;61(1):115-30. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.02.059. Epub 2012 Feb 28. PubMed PMID: 22398395; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3342442.

Snyder J, Haas M, Dragonu I, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Three-dimensional arbitrary voxel shapes in spectroscopy with submillisecond TEs. NMR Biomed. 2012 Aug;25(8):1000-6. doi: 10.1002/nbm.2764. Epub 2012 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 22290622.

Lin FH, Witzel T, Schultz G, Gallichan D, Kuo WJ, Wang FN, Hennig J, Zaitsev M, Belliveau JW. Reconstruction of MRI data encoded by multiple nonbijective curvilinear magnetic fields. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Oct;68(4):1145-56. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24115. Epub 2012 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 22246786; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3736833.


Oh SH, Chung JY, In MH, Zaitsev M, Kim YB, Speck O, Cho ZH. Distortion correction in EPI at ultra-high-field MRI using PSF mapping with optimal combination of shift detection dimension. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Oct;68(4):1239-46. doi: 10.1002/mrm.23317. Epub 2011 Dec 27. PubMed PMID: 22213517.

Hugger T, Zahneisen B, LeVan P, Lee KJ, Lee HL, Zaitsev M, Hennig J. Fast undersampled functional magnetic resonance imaging using nonlinear regularized parallel image reconstruction. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28822. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028822. Epub 2011 Dec 14. PubMed PMID: 22194921; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3237553.

Herbst M, Maclaren J, Weigel M, Korvink J, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Prospective motion correction with continuous gradient updates in diffusion weighted imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Feb;67(2):326-38. doi: 10.1002/mrm.23230. Epub 2011 Dec 9. PubMed PMID: 22161984.

Lange T, Maclaren J, Buechert M, Zaitsev M. Spectroscopic imaging with prospective motion correction and retrospective phase correction. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Jun;67(6):1506-14. doi: 10.1002/mrm.23136. Epub 2011 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 22135041; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3523359.

Zahneisen B, Hugger T, Lee KJ, LeVan P, Reisert M, Lee HL, Assländer J, Zaitsev M, Hennig J. Single shot concentric shells trajectories for ultra fast fMRI. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Aug;68(2):484-94. doi: 10.1002/mrm.23256. Epub 2011 Nov 30. PubMed PMID: 22131236.

Witschey WR, Cocosco CA, Gallichan D, Schultz G, Weber H, Welz A, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Localization by nonlinear phase preparation and k-space trajectory design. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Jun;67(6):1620-32. doi: 10.1002/mrm.23146. Epub 2011 Nov 29. PubMed PMID: 22127679.

Schultz G, Weber H, Gallichan D, Witschey WR, Welz AM, Cocosco CA, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Radial imaging with multipolar magnetic encoding fields. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2011 Dec;30(12):2134-45. doi: 10.1109/TMI.2011.2164262. Epub 2011 Aug 12. PubMed PMID: 21843982.

Snyder J, Haas M, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Selective excitation of two-dimensional arbitrarily shaped voxels with parallel excitation in spectroscopy. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Feb;67(2):300-9. doi: 10.1002/mrm.23018. Epub 2011 Jun 30. PubMed PMID: 21721040.

Maclaren J, Lee KJ, Luengviriya C, Speck O, Zaitsev M. Combined prospective and retrospective motion correction to relax navigator requirements. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Jun;65(6):1724-32. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22754. Epub 2011 Feb 11. PubMed PMID: 21590805.

Lange T, Zaitsev M, Buechert M. Correction of frequency drifts induced by gradient heating in 1H spectra using interleaved reference spectroscopy. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Mar;33(3):748-54. doi: 10.1002/jmri.22471. PubMed PMID: 21563261.

Chung JY, In MH, Oh SH, Zaitsev M, Speck O, Cho ZH. An improved PSF mapping method for EPI distortion correction in human brain at ultra high field (7T). MAGMA. 2011 Jun;24(3):179-90. doi: 10.1007/s10334-011-0251-1. Epub 2011 Apr 21. PubMed PMID: 21509590.

Gallichan D, Cocosco CA, Dewdney A, Schultz G, Welz A, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Simultaneously driven linear and nonlinear spatial encoding fields in MRI. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Mar;65(3):702-14. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22672. Epub 2010 Nov 30. PubMed PMID: 21337403.

Zahneisen B, Grotz T, Lee KJ, Ohlendorf S, Reisert M, Zaitsev M, Hennig J. Three-dimensional MR-encephalography: fast volumetric brain imaging using rosette trajectories. Magn Reson Med. 2011 May;65(5):1260-8. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22711. Epub 2011 Feb 3. PubMed PMID: 21294154.

Andrews-Shigaki BC, Armstrong BS, Zaitsev M, Ernst T. Prospective motion correction for magnetic resonance spectroscopy using single camera Retro-Grate reflector optical tracking. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Feb;33(2):498-504. doi: 10.1002/jmri.22467. PubMed PMID: 21274994; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3076055.


Schultz G, Ullmann P, Lehr H, Welz AM, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Reconstruction of MRI data encoded with arbitrarily shaped, curvilinear, nonbijective magnetic fields. Magn Reson Med. 2010 Nov;64(5):1390-403. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22393. Epub 2010 Sep 16. PubMed PMID: 20848635.

Boegle R, Maclaren J, Zaitsev M. Combining prospective motion correction and distortion correction for EPI: towards a comprehensive correction of motion and susceptibility-induced artifacts. MAGMA. 2010 Sep;23(4):263-73. doi: 10.1007/s10334-010-0225-8. Epub 2010 Aug 6. PubMed PMID: 20694501.

Rick J, Speck O, Maier S, Tüscher O, Dössel O, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Optimized EPI for fMRI using a slice-dependent template-based gradient compensation method to recover local susceptibility-induced signal loss. MAGMA. 2010 Jun;23(3):165-76. doi: 10.1007/s10334-010-0215-x. Epub 2010 May 21. PubMed PMID: 20490606.

Testud F, Splitthoff DN, Speck O, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Direct magnetic field estimation based on echo planar raw data. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2010 Jul;29(7):1401-11. doi: 10.1109/TMI.2010.2048336. Epub 2010 May 3. PubMed PMID: 20442045.

Zaitsev M, Speck O, Hennig J, Büchert M. Single-voxel MRS with prospective motion correction and retrospective frequency correction. NMR Biomed. 2010 Apr;23(3):325-32. doi: 10.1002/nbm.1469. PubMed PMID: 20101605.

Paul D, Zaitsev M, Harsan L, Kurutsch A, Splitthoff DN, Hennel F, Choli M, von Elverfeldt D. Implementation and application of PSF-based EPI distortion correction to high field animal imaging. Int J Biomed Imaging. 2009;2009:946271. doi: 10.1155/2009/946271. Epub 2009 Dec 31. PubMed PMID: 20069119; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2804056.

Feinberg DA, Giese D, Bongers DA, Ramanna S, Zaitsev M, Markl M, Günther M. Hybrid ultrasound MRI for improved cardiac imaging and real-time respiration control. Magn Reson Med. 2010 Feb;63(2):290-6. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22250. PubMed PMID: 20025068; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2813925.

Maclaren J, Speck O, Stucht D, Schulze P, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Navigator accuracy requirements for prospective motion correction. Magn Reson Med. 2010 Jan;63(1):162-70. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22191. PubMed PMID: 19918892; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2933924.


Splitthoff DN, Zaitsev M. SENSE shimming (SSH): A fast approach for determining B(0) field inhomogeneities using sensitivity coding. Magn Reson Med. 2009 Nov;62(5):1319-25. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22083. PubMed PMID: 19780179.

Zhou K, Zaitsev M, Bao S. Reliable two-dimensional phase unwrapping method using region growing and local linear estimation. Magn Reson Med. 2009 Oct;62(4):1085-90. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22074. PubMed PMID: 19572389.

Grotz T, Zahneisen B, Ella A, Zaitsev M, Hennig J. Fast functional brain imaging using constrained reconstruction based on regularization using arbitrary projections. Magn Reson Med. 2009 Aug;62(2):394-405. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22009. PubMed PMID: 19526512.

Paul D, Zaitsev M. Improved SNR in linear reordered 2D bSSFP imaging using variable flip angles. Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Sep;27(7):933-41. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2009.01.021. Epub 2009 Mar 16. PubMed PMID: 19286338.


Hennig J, Welz AM, Schultz G, Korvink J, Liu Z, Speck O, Zaitsev M. Parallel imaging in non-bijective, curvilinear magnetic field gradients: a concept study. MAGMA. 2008 Mar;21(1-2):5-14. doi: 10.1007/s10334-008-0105-7. Epub 2008 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 18299913; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2798019.

Speck O, Stadler J, Zaitsev M. High resolution single-shot EPI at 7T. MAGMA. 2008 Mar;21(1-2):73-86. Epub 2007 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 17973132.


Frydrychowicz A, Winterer JT, Zaitsev M, Jung B, Hennig J, Langer M, Markl M. Visualization of iliac and proximal femoral artery hemodynamics using time-resolved 3D phase contrast MRI at 3T. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2007 May;25(5):1085-92. PubMed PMID: 17427916.

Markl M, Harloff A, Bley TA, Zaitsev M, Jung B, Weigang E, Langer M, Hennig J, Frydrychowicz A. Time-resolved 3D MR velocity mapping at 3T: improved navigator-gated assessment of vascular anatomy and blood flow. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2007 Apr;25(4):824-31. PubMed PMID: 17345635.

Weigel M, Zaitsev M, Hennig J. Inversion recovery prepared turbo spin echo sequences with reduced SAR using smooth transitions between pseudo steady states. Magn Reson Med. 2007 Mar;57(3):631-7. PubMed PMID: 17326168.

Frydrychowicz A, Harloff A, Jung B, Zaitsev M, Weigang E, Bley TA, Langer M, Hennig J, Markl M. Time-resolved, 3-dimensional magnetic resonance flow analysis at 3 T: visualization of normal and pathological aortic vascular hemodynamics. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2007 Jan-Feb;31(1):9-15. PubMed PMID: 17259827.


Paul D, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Intrinsic fat suppression in TIDE balanced steady-state free precession imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2006 Dec;56(6):1328-35. PubMed PMID: 17089365.

Dold C, Zaitsev M, Speck O, Firle EA, Hennig J, Sakas G. Advantages and limitations of prospective head motion compensation for MRI using an optical motion tracking device. Acad Radiol. 2006 Sep;13(9):1093-103. PubMed PMID: 16935721.

Speck O, Hennig J, Zaitsev M. Prospective real-time slice-by-slice motion correction for fMRI in freely moving subjects. MAGMA. 2006 May;19(2):55-61. Epub 2006 May 9. PubMed PMID: 16779560.

Dr. Sebastian Littin
Group Leader

Tel.: +49 761 270-93820
E-Mail: sebastian.littin@uniklinik-freiburg.de

University Medical Center Freiburg
Dept. of Radiology · Medical Physics
Killianstr. 5a
79106 Freiburg